P.8. Discussion Questions


Think of a technical document that you remember as being exceptionally useful. What made it so?


Think of a technical document that you remember as being dreadful. What made it so?


List several architectural aspects of a system you're familiar with, and state why they are. List several aspects that are not architectural, and state why they are not. List several aspects that are "on the cusp," and make a compelling argument for putting each into "architectural" or "nonarchitectural" categories.


If you visit Seoul, Korea, you might see the following sign presiding over one of the busy downtown thoroughfares: What does it mean? Is the information this sign conveys structural, behavioral, or both? What are the elements in this system? Are they more like modules or like components? What qualities about the notation make this sign understandable or not understandable? Does the sign convey a dynamic architecture, or dynamic behavior within a static architecture? Who are the stakeholders for this sign? What quality attributes is it attempting to achieve? How would you validate it, to assure yourself that it was satisfying its requirements?



List the stakeholders for a software architecture. How do project managers, chief technical officers, chief information officers, analysts, customers, and end users fit into your list?


How much of a project's budget would you devote to software architecture documentation? Why? How would you measure the cost and the benefit?

Software Architectures and Documentation

Part I. Software Architecture Viewtypes and Styles

The Module Viewtype

Styles of the Module Viewtype

The Component-and-Connector Viewtype

Styles of the Component-and-Connector Viewtype

The Allocation Viewtype and Styles

Part II. Software Architecture Documentation in Practice

Advanced Concepts

Documenting Software Interfaces

Documenting Behavior

Choosing the Views

Building the Documentation Package

Other Views and Beyond

Rationale, Background, and Design Constraints


Documenting Software Architectures(c) Views and Beyond
Documenting Software Architectures: Views and Beyond
ISBN: 0201703726
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 152

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